Team analysis

Italy

Italy

Italy squad
No.PlayerBornPos.SRBNEDESPGSClub
1Alessandro Plizzari12/03/2000Goalkeeper808080 AC Milan (ITA)
2Raoul Bellanova17/05/2000Defender808080 AC Milan (ITA)
3Luca Pellegrini07/03/1999Defender 4+60* AS Roma (ITA)
4Edoardo Bianchi30/04/1999Defender808080 Juventus (ITA)
5Alessandro Bastoni13/04/1999Defender808080 Atalanta BC (ITA)
6Alessandro Tripaldelli09/02/1999Defender8076*20+ Juventus (ITA)
7Carmine Setola13/01/1999Defender12+ AC Cesena (ITA)
8Andrea Marcucci07/02/1999Midfield68*15+71* AS Roma (ITA)
9Marco Olivieri30/06/1999Midfield12+1+801 Empoli FC (ITA)
10Matteo Gabbia21/10/1999Midfield808080 AC Milan (ITA)
11Alessio Militari15/01/1999Midfield8079*46* ACF Fiorentina (ITA)
12Gabriel Manuel Meli05/02/1999Goalkeeper Empoli FC (ITA)
13Davide Frattesi22/09/1999Midfield808080 AS Roma (ITA)
14Alessandro Mallamo22/03/1999Midfield 65*9+ Atalanta BC (ITA)
15Fabrizio Caligara12/04/2000Midfield Juventus (ITA)
16Andrea Pinamonti19/05/1999Forward22+80801 FC Internazionale Milano (ITA)
17Moise Kean28/02/2000Forward58*801 Juventus (ITA)
18Gianluca Scamacca01/01/1999Forward68* 1 PSV Eindhoven (NED)
19Christian Capone28/04/1999Midfield34+ Atalanta BC (ITA)
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute
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Italy coach Alessandro Dal Canto

Coach: Alessandro Dal Canto
10/03/75
"We started strongly against Serbia but that game took a lot out of us. We played well against the Netherlands but we lost our focus and concentration at a crucial moment. The same thing happened against Spain when we came back strongly to equalise but then lost concentration again in the critical phase of the game. This is what player development is all about. You come to tournaments like this with the aim of winning. But if you don’t win, you take home some valuable lessons."

Italy team analysis

Italy team analysis

• 1-4-4-2 with midfield diamond and two strikers in tandem
• Attacking set-up with centre-backs and full-back or midfield screen at back
• Good construction through two-thirds then direct ball behind defence
• Two fast, dangerous strikers combining well
• When under pressure, respond with quick transitions via long pass to strikers
• Use of narrow diamond, with width coming mainly from overlapping full-backs
• Well-organised defence; pressing from midfield; all-round technique